Land Rover decided to spice up the subcompact SUV segment with an offering from its stable bearing the premium Range Rover badge and introduced the Evoque this year. The SUV is offered in two body styles and the alternative to the four-door SUV style is a two-door coupe style, a unique offering in the segment. The SUV is built on the JLR D8 platform and carries underpinnings from the dull and boring Land Rover LR2.
For the 2012 model year, the SUV gets a single powertrain and a standard 4WD drivetrain option. The powertrain is a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged unit that offers a decent performance as opposed to the rivals in the segment. The SUV carries a starting price of $41,145 but has a reasonable gap in between the top-end trim’s price tag. In the segment, the SUV competes against the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and the Mercedes-Benz GLK Class.